Two years ago 6sqft reported on the rise of a singular single-family residence on a Williamsburg corner lot; the amazing townhouse was built from 21 steel shipping containers, tamed and transformed into a sleek and surprisingly livable home by the architecture and design firm LOT-EK for the Brooklyn couple behind neighborhood barbecue favorite Fette Sau. If you’ve always wanted to live in the 25-by-100-foot, 5,000-square-foot home at 2 Monitor Street, now’s your chance; the house just hit the market for $5.5 million.
Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of LOT-EK are known for working their magic with unsual materials, including the humble shipping container. The home’s industrial beginnings are a nod to the area’s artistic vibe and early loft culture, adding exquisite finishes and premium fixtures befitting a New York City townhouse. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the interiors with light and neighborhood views, but a sense of privacy and tranquility is preserved–razor-thin slices of glass on the home’s side allow both light and privacy to exist on a city street corner. The home has three terraces for seamless indoor-outdoor living on every floor.
The open first floor is perfect for entertaining, with a large living area anchored by New York City’s last permitted wood-burning fireplace. A colorful media room rocks stadium seating, a suspended 90-inch TV and surround sound.
The stunning open kitchen covers both form and function with exceptional custom details like a chilled filtered water and sparkling water tap, a Capital dual oven, six-burner range with a grill and griddle and a built-in Miele deep fryer. There’s plenty of room for a long dining table, and a large terrace waits just outside for al fresco dining.
Up a floating steel stair, the home’s second floor is filled with bright bedrooms and sleek modern baths. Open spaces are flexible and welcoming, and there’s another sunny terrace.
On the top floor, the home’s master suite offers a private terrace, a massive soaking tub, projection television and twin powder rooms that lead to an enviable walk-in closet.
Back down at the basement level, another private bedroom suite joins plenty of storage and a bonus room. A temperature-controlled, 2,000-bottle wine room and off-street parking are surprising luxuries for contented city living.
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Photos by Danny Bright courtesy of Compass.
Neighborhoods : Williamsburg